Senate Passes Bill to Help Veterans Exposed to Toxic Burn Pits

The U.S. Senate on Aug. 2 passed a bill to expand healthcare coverage that would benefit veterans who had been exposed to military toxic burn pits.
The vote to approve the PACT Act was 86–11.
The bill now heads to President Joe Biden’s desk. In a statement, Biden called the bill’s passage the “biggest expansion of benefits for service-connected health issues in 30 years and the largest single bill ever to comprehensively address exposure to burn pits.”
Until the mid-2010s, the U.S. military used burn pits to dispose of various waste on foreign bases, exposing U.S. service members to fumes that resulted from the burning of various substances, from chemical waste, cans, rubber, plastics, as well as ammunitions and human waste….

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